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government's crosshairs for its role in the 2008 financial crisis. cnbc's mandy drury is here with what's moving your money. mandy, a lawsuit against standard & poor's has been filed. what's that about? >> they're suggesting that s&p ignored their own standards to raise mortgage bonds that imploded in the financial crisis. we know the story well. and at the end of the day, it really cost investors billions of dollars and wreaked a lot of havoc. the civil charges by the u.s. attorney general, eric holder, are the first action against a credit rating firm over the crisis, but s&p said it came out with a statement yesterday and said the government suit is entirely without factual or legal merit and it also denied wrongdoing. so we're just going to have to see how this story unfolds from here, chris. >> and what is going on with gas prices? i was in california overing the weekend, a little sticker shock there. but it's certainly not just there. most expensive ever for this time of year. >> ever, ever. the current average is $3.53 a gallon. that is, of course, the average nationwide. that is u
mandy drury today and scott wapner. becky quick and joe kernen are off. they're going to join us live tomorrow for a special broadcast from pebble beach. they have some pretty cool guests themselves tomorrow. you don't want to miss that. >> did you draw the short straw or the long straw by not going? >> that's good. i don't play golf. so i don't think becky plays golf, either, so we'll see. we're all rooting for joe, who is playing. we hope he makes the cut. >> okay. we're rooting for joe. >> we all have to root for joe. i don't know if becky carries the bag or if she drives the cart. i don't know how it works. she's not going to like that comment, but we do love both of them, of course. our guest host this hour, chief equity strategy phil orlando and ben white of morning money fame. let's talk about the headlines this morning. a story in the "new york times" today looks at documents filed in federal court this week that relate to jpmorgan. the document suggests when an outside analysis uncovered serious flaws with thousands of home loans, the bank didn't disclose the full extent of p
. ooh, la-la! >>> i'm mandy drury with your cnbc market wrap. the dow jumped by 149 points closing above 14,000 for the first time since 2007. the s&p added 15 points and the nasdaq gained 37. 157,000 new jobs were created last month with the unemployment rate ticking up to 7.9%. the numbers were slightly weaker than estimates but investors were conferred by upward revisions to november and december's numbers. more positive data on consumer sentiment, manufacturing, and construction spending also helped to push stocks higher. that is it from cnbc, first in business worldwide. have a great weekend, everybody. now it's back over to "hardball." ♪ >>> welcome back to "hardball." we're seeing a trend i'd say. republican men behaving badly. in fact, they're talking exactly the way they did in the four years leading up to their 2012 election disaster. apparently losing a presidential election senate house seats hasn't dissuaded some republicans from putting their worst feet forward. take chuck hagel's confirmation hearing. some of which we've been talking about already tonight. and secr
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